Speaking of the cliffs, more than half of the coast line is lined with steep and vertical cliffs dropping precipitously down to the avid and wild sea - not a place to for the faint hearted or someone prone to vertigo ! Nevertheless, they look spectacular to look at. Believe it or not, that didn't deter the Achills sheep - unlike me, they were undaunted by the drops and they went about their business of grazing, nonchalantly. Please take a look at the images below, you know what I mean.
Achill Island April 9th 2006 Achill Island
Interesting name for a tiny, picturesque island off the west coast of Ireland. It might be tiny in size, but it holds the record as "biggest" island off the coast of Ireland ! Great place to spend a weekend off to escape the stresses of the urban life. I love driving around the country side and I happen to discover this place by chance as I was driving around the beautiful and tranq ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Mayo » Westport Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more